Famous People With Schizophrenia

When we talk of famous people with schizophrenia, John Nash, the American economist, mathematician and Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences who was the subject of the biographical drama ‘A Beautiful Mind’ is probably the first name that comes to our minds. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal social behavior due to which living a normal life becomes a challenge for those suffering from it. However, cases like those of John Nash provide inspiration to the sufferers and families that it is possible for such people to thrive and even achieve great success in life. American composer and jazz trumpeter Tom Harrell has struggled with schizophrenia for several years yet he went on to record on over 260 albums and has won multiple Trumpeter of the Year awards from different sources. Yet another notable personality who was schizophrenic was Eduard Einstein - son of famous physicist Albert Einstein. While it is true that being schizophrenic poses considerable challenges to an individual and might hamper their normal day-to-day life, the condition need not prevent the patient from living a fulfilling and successful life. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous people with schizophrenia.

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 1 Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh.
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 30, 1853
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zundert, Netherlands
Died: July 29, 1890

 2 John Forbes Nash Jr.

John Forbes Nash Jr..
4
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: June 13, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bluefield, West Virginia, United States
Died: May 23, 2015

 3 Peter Green

Peter Green.
1
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician & Songwriter
Birthdate: October 29, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bethnal Green, London

 4 Zelda Fitzgerald

Zelda Fitzgerald.
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 24, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: March 10, 1948
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 5 Clara Bow

Clara Bow.
0
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 29, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: September 27, 1965

 6 Joey Ramone

Joey Ramone.
2
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Lead vocalist of the punk rock band the Ramones
Birthdate: May 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Forest Hills, New York, United States
Died: April 15, 2001
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 7 Jake Lloyd

Jake Lloyd.
5
Famous As: Child Actor
Birthdate: March 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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 8 Bettie Page

Bettie Page.
1
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 22, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, US
Died: December 11, 2008
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 9 Jim Gordon

Jim Gordon
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 14, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 10 Cheyenne Brando

Cheyenne Brando.
1
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: February 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tahiti, French Polynesia
Died: April 16, 1995
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 11 Vaslav Nijinsky

Vaslav Nijinsky.
1
Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Ballet Dancer
Birthdate: March 12, 1889
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: April 8, 1950

 12 Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon.
1
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: May 15, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: October 1, 2004

 13 Blanche Monnier

Blanche Monnier
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Prisoner
Birthdate: March 1, 1849
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Poitiers, France
Died: October 13, 1913

 14 Antonin Artaud

Antonin Artaud.
5
Famous As: Dramatist, Poet, Essayist, Actor, & Theatre Director
Birthdate: September 4, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: March 4, 1948

 15 Nancy Spungen

Nancy Spungen
4
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Drug trafficker, Prostitute
Birthdate: February 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: University City
Died: October 12, 1978

 16 Camille Claudel

Camille Claudel.
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: December 8, 1864
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fère-en-Tardenois, France
Died: October 19, 1943

 17 Herb Baumeister

Herb Baumeister
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: April 7, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Butler-Tarkington, Indiana, USA
Died: July 3, 1996

 18 William Chester Minor

William Chester Minor
1
Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: lexicographer, linguist
Birthdate: June 22, 1834
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sri Lanka
Died: March 26, 1920

 19 Wesley Willis

Wesley Willis.
0
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 21, 2003
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 20 Buddy Bolden

Buddy Bolden.
0
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musical Artist
Birthdate: September 6, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: November 4, 1931

 21 Robert M. Pirsig

Robert M. Pirsig.
1
Famous As: Writer, Philosopher
Birthdate: September 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Minneapolis, U.S.
Died: April 24, 2017

 22 Talal of Jordan

Talal of Jordan
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Famous As: Former King of Jordan
Birthdate: February 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: July 7, 1972

 23 Louis Wain

Louis Wain
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Artist, Painter
Birthdate: August 5, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London
Died: July 4, 1939

 24 Richard Brautigan

Richard Brautigan
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Poet, Novelist
Birthdate: January 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tacoma
Died: September 14, 1984

 25 Bud Powell

Bud Powell
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist, Jazz musician
Birthdate: September 27, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City
Died: August 1, 1966

 26 Nathaniel Ayers

Nathaniel Ayers
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 31, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

 27 Agnes Martin

Agnes Martin
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 22, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Macklin
Died: December 16, 2004

 28 Robert Walser

Robert Walser
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 15, 1878
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Died: December 25, 1956

 29 Karl Maria Wiligut

Karl Maria Wiligut
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Writer, Occultist
Birthdate: December 10, 1866
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: January 3, 1946

 30 Sigrid Hjertén

Sigrid Hjertén
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 27, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sundsvall, Sweden
Died: March 24, 1948

 31 Uuno Kailas

Uuno Kailas.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 29, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Heinola
Died: March 22, 1933

 32 Daniel Paul Schreber

Daniel Paul Schreber
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Judge, Writer, Autobiographer
Birthdate: July 25, 1842
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leipzig
Died: April 14, 1911

 33 Émile Nelligan

Émile Nelligan
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 24, 1879
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: November 18, 1941